Ordinary People Extraordinary Times

Hot cell at LANL

Hot cell at LANL

Never has sweat equity smelled so sweet.

Or been so important.

As COVID-19 alters American life, a once-anonymous collection of workers — cashiers and scientists, first responders and food preparers, delivery drivers and volunteers — have kept Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico in operation.

Their lives, like all our lives, aren’t what they were two weeks or a month ago. And the future is by no means certain.

But their determination to head to work, and the commitment of thousands like them, are a reminder that the line between ordinary and extraordinary has blurred in the past month.

Here are a few of their stories:

(Scroll all the way to the end for the LANL Isotope Program story)

See full highlight at Santa Fe New Mexican